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slather

noun slath·er \ ˈsla-t͟hər \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of slather

: a great quantity often used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of slather

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slather

verb

Definition of slather

slathered; slathering play \ˈsla-t͟hə-riŋ, ˈslat͟h-riŋ\
1 : to use or spend in a wasteful or lavish manner : squander
2 a : to spread thickly or lavishly
  • slathered sunscreen on her skin
b : to spread something thickly or lavishly on
  • slathered her skin with sunscreen

Examples of slather in a Sentence

  1. We ate lobster slathered with butter.

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First Known Use of slather

1846

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of slather for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) with a thick layer of a liquid, cream, etc.


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